Moose Drool Brown Ale | Big Sky Brewing Company

Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale
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Moose Drool Brown AleMoose Drool Brown Ale

Brewed by:
Big Sky Brewing Company
Montana, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
It's chocolate brown in color with a creamy texture. A malty beer with just enough hop presence to keep it from being too sweet. The aroma mostly comes from the malt with a hint of spice added by the hops. Moose Drool is brewed with pale, caramel, chocolate, and whole black malts; and Kent Goldings, Liberty, and Willamette hops.

Added by kbub6f on 12-16-2001

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3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Selmas Chicago pizza. Deep mahogoney almost black. Creamy head that stands up well after the first few pulls and laces nicely down the glass. IBU of 30 is goldilocks for me. Not too bitter but has enough to make it interesting and stand io tl food. Really good session beer.

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3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

355ml bottle purchased from Berkeley Bowl West in Berkeley, CA.

Pours a really quite red colour, deep ruby, especially when held to the light. Clarity is good, and the head is solid: it started out pouring quite frothy and loose, but settles down to a solid, almost creamy persistence. Beige in colour. Lacing is full and strong. The body is fluid, but looks pretty solid. Overall, it's a pretty decent looking brew.

Nose is malty, sweet with a nutty grain character giving it some structure. There's a brightness from the hops too: although they say "spice", I get more of a lemony tone which just sets off the malt characters nicely. Again, solid stuff.

Taste is not as big as it could have been, but it has some pleasant nuttiness, some crisp, delicate grain character and a clean, slightly soapy finish from the hops. In fact, the hops are stronger than I want them to be: the sweetness shown on the nose doesn't really come through, and what promised to be a solid malt-driven beer ends up being a little piercing and a little flat.

Feel is also a little weak. Thin, and surprisingly dry.

Overall, this promised more than it delivers. I like the aroma, and I like how it looks, but when it comes down to it, it's a little bit distracted and rather pedestrian. It would be fine to drink without thinking about it, but it doesn't really stand up on its own under scrutiny.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12 ounce long neck into a Shaker pint glass. No freshness date, though I doubt the beer is very old. A moderate pour produces a billowy one inch thick tan head that hangs around. The color is a dark, reddish-brown.

I smell and taste lots of dark malt sweetness, with a definite nuttiness and hints of chocolate and maybe some banana. The hops are unnoticeable in the aroma, but lend just enough earthy bitterness to balance out the malt. The hops are most apparent in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy, and seems to coat the inside of the mouth and throat.

I've been drinking this for a long time, and had to get past the name, because I honestly don't find it all that appealing or evocative (good thing!). Overall, I would say this is a pretty decent beer for the style and is also pretty cheap. Hop heads won't like it, but I think the underplayed hop profile fits the style better.

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a deep amber/brown color and topped with nearly three inches of frothy tan head.

S - Milk chocolate with hints of dark roasted chocolate and sweet toffee.

T - The taste is chocolaty with a slightly bittersweet coffee finish and plenty of roasted malt.

M - Perfect balance of creamy texture that leaves mouth coated with slight roasted-bitterness.

O - This is a perfect beer...ideal to enjoy a few in one sitting.

Serving type: Bottle

It's just as good on tap. This beer is a great go-to beer...flavorful enough for the darker/roasty beer fan but not too strong for the lighter beer drinker. This is simply a perfect beer! Kudos to Big Sky Brewing Company.

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Moose Drool Brown Ale from Big Sky Brewing Company
Beer rating: 54.7% out of 100 with 2,742 ratings
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